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Foundations of Physiological Psychology offers a briefer, sixteen chapter introduction to the foundations of physiology, incorporating the latest studies and research in the rapidly changing fields of neuroscience and physiological psychology.
The text uses many human examples, case studies, and MyPsychlab featuring Carlson’s Neuroscience Animations to help make the material interesting and relevant to student readers.
Origins of Physiological Psychology, Structure and Functions of Cells of the Nervous System, Structure of the Nervous System, Psychopharmacology, Methods and Strategies of Research, Vision, Audition, the Body Senses, and the Chemical Senses, Sleep and Biological Rhythms, Reproductive Behavior, Emotion, Ingestive Behavior, Learning and Memory, Human Communication, Neurological Disorders, Schizophrenia, Affective Disorders, and Anxiety Disorders, and Autism, Attention-Deficit Disorder, Stress Disorders, and Drug Abuse
Designed as a main text for use in undergraduate courses in Physiological Psychology, Biopsychology, Physiology of Behavior, and Behavioral Neuroscience.
The book contains color illustrations.
Each chapter includes “Interim Summary,” “Prologue,” “Epilogue,” “Key Concepts” ,and “Suggested Readings.”
1. Origins of Physiological Psychology.
Understanding Human Consciousness: A Physiological Approach.
The Nature of Physiological Psychology.
Ethical Issues in Research with Animals.
Careers in Neuroscience.
Strategies for Learning.
2. Structure and Functions of Cells of the Nervous System.
Cells of the Nervous System.
Communication within a Neuron.
Communication between Neurons.
3. Structure of the Nervous System.
Basic Features of the Nervous System.
The Central Nervous System.
The Peripheral Nervous System.
Principles of Psychopharmacology.
Sites of Drug Action.
Neurotransmittters and Neuromodulators.
5. Methods and Strategies of Research.
Recording and Stimulating Neural Activity.
Anatomy of the Visual System.
Coding of Visual Information in the Retina.
Analysis of Visual Information: Role of the Striate Cortex.
Analysis of Visual Information: Role of the Visual Association Cortex.
7. Audition, the Body Senses, and the Chemical Senses.
8. Sleep and Biological Rhythms.
A Physiological and Behavioral Description.
Why Do We Sleep?
Physiological Mechanisms of Sleep andWalking.
Disorders of Sleep.
9. Reproductive Behavior.
Hormonal Control of Sexual Behavior.
Neural Control of Sexual Behavior.
Emotions as Response Patterns.
Expression and Recognition of Emotions.
Feelings of Emotions.
11. Ingestive Behavior.
Physiological Regulatory Mechanisms.
Eating and Metabolism.
What Starts a Meal?
What Stops a Meal?
12. Learning and Memory.
The Nature of Learning.
Learning and Synaptic Plasticity.
Instrumental Conditioning and Motor Learning.
13. Human Communication.
Speech Production and Comprehension: Brain Mechanisms.
Disorders of Reading and Writing.
14. Neurological Disorders.
Disorders of Development.
Disorders Caused by Infectious Diseases.
15. Schizophrenia, the Affective Disorders, and the Anxiety Disorders.
Major Affective Disorders.
16. Autistic Disorder, Stress Disorders, and Drug Abuse.